In this special episode, Dinesh focuses on the relevance for today of Tocqueville’s classic work, “Democracy in America.” Dinesh argues that the founding was a blueprint for a new type of society that took 50 years to build. Consequently, Tocqueville’s America reflects the America the founders sought to create. This, Dinesh shows, is precisely the America that conservatives seek now to conserve. Dinesh examines Tocqueville’s observations on participatory democracy, social equality, entrepreneurship, Christianity, what Tocqueville calls “the three races in America,” and finally and somewhat prophetically, the peculiar type of despotism that Tocqueville feared might eventually arise.
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